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Today in History 2

on Mon Jul 31 2017, 14:38
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31 st July 1917 The start of the Battle of Passchendaele (the third Battle of Ypres - World War I) as the British attacked the German lines. The battle lasted until 10th November 2017. Recent reports estimate that there were 260,00 casualties on each side. Lloyd George called it one of the greatest disasters of the war.

http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance/ww1-centenary/passchendaele-100/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4LGL0_ez1QIVBb7tCh01qQ-cEAAYASAAEgLO4fD_BwE

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Re: Today in History 2

on Mon Jan 08 2018, 09:33
8 th January 1989

Kegworth air disaster:
British Midlands flight 92
a Boeing 737 - 400 crashes into the M1 motorway
killing 47 of the 126 people on board


https://flashbak.com/the-kegworth-air-disaster-the-story-in-photos-7956/
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on Tue Jan 09 2018, 08:25
9 th January 1799

A dark day for Britain's workforce:

British Prime Minister
William Pitt the younger , iintroduces an income tax of
two shillings in the pound to raise funds for Great
Britain's war efforts in the Napoleonic wars


https://moneyweek.com/9-january-1799-income-tax-introduced-to-britain/
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on Wed Jan 10 2018, 08:01
10 January 1946

The first general assembly of the
United Nations opens in London , 51 Nations
are represented


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-meeting-of-the-united-nations
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on Thu Jan 11 2018, 08:15
11 th January 1569

IT COULD BE YE !!!

The first recorded national
Lottery draw
is made in England


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on Fri Jan 12 2018, 08:12
12 th January 2012

The passenger cruise ship Costa Concordia sinks
Off the coast of Italy , due to the captains negligence
and irresponsibility , there are 32 confirmed deaths


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Concordia_disaster
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on Sat Jan 13 2018, 10:00
13 th January 1982

Shortly after take off Air Florida flight 90 a Boeing
737 jet crashes into Washington D.C.s 14th street
bridge and falls into the Potomac river killing 78
including 4 motorists


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Florida_Flight_90
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on Sun Jan 14 2018, 08:34
14 th January 1967

Country culture of the 1960's:
                                                   The human Be - In takes place
in San - Francisco , California's Golden Gate park launching
the summer of love. (Summer of lourve)

http://www.openculture.com/2014/09/rare-footage-of-human-be-in.html
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Re: Today in History 2

on Mon Jan 15 2018, 12:19
The Death of Nathaniel "Nat" Lofthouse, OBE 15th January 2013


Born in Bolton, Lancashire, in 1925, Lofthouse joined the town's main club on 4 September 1939 and made his debut in a wartime 5–1 win against Bury on 22 March 1941 when he scored two goals.

It was then more than five years until he made his league debut for the club, but he eventually played against Chelsea on 31 August 1946, when he scored twice in a 4–3 defeat.

Lofthouse would go on to play 33 games for England, but his debut on 22 November 1950 made him 25 when he finally broke into the team. He perhaps justified a claim to an earlier call-up by scoring both goals in a 2–2 draw against Yugoslavia at Highbury on his debut.

On 25 May 1952, Lofthouse earned the title 'Lion of Vienna' after scoring his second goal in England's 3–2 victory over Austria.



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on Mon Jan 15 2018, 16:07
Sorry for late appearance I'm in Scarborough, bear win me this week
Thanks for stalling the audience admin


15 th January 2009

U.S airways flight 1549 ditches safely in te Hudson
river after the plane collides with birds shortly
after take off


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on Tue Jan 16 2018, 13:54
16 th February 1945

Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker
the so called Fuherbunker

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hitler-descends-into-his-bunker
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on Wed Jan 17 2018, 11:24
17 th January 1929

Popeye the sailorman , a cartoon character created
by E.C Sugar first appears in the thimble theatre
Comic strips


https://mukundsathe.com/2016/01/17/this-day-in-history-17-jan-1929-popeye-makes-1st-appearance-in-comic-strip-thimble-theater/
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on Thu Jan 18 2018, 11:57
18 th January 1969

United Airlines flight 226 crashes into Santa Monica bay
killing all 32 passengers and 6 crew members

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Airlines_Flight_266
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on Fri Jan 19 2018, 19:51
19 th January 1978

The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves
VW s plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America
continues until 2003


https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/61783826111717178/
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on Sat Jan 20 2018, 06:56
20 th January 1649

Charles 1 of England goes on trial for treason
and other " high crimes "


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Court_of_Justice_for_the_trial_of_King_Charles_I
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on Sun Jan 21 2018, 09:37
21 st January 1976

Commercial service of Concorde begins with the
London - Bahrain and Paris - Rio routes


http://home.bt.com/news/on-this-day/january-21-1976-concorde-makes-its-first-commercial-flights-from-london-and-paris-11364034649091
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Re: Today in History 2

on Mon Jan 22 2018, 08:26
22 nd January 1879

British soldiers are massacred by Zulus at
Isandhlwana but 140 hold out against 4,000
at Rorkes drift


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Isandlwana


http://www.battlefieldsroute.co.za/place/isandlwana-battlefield/


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Re: Today in History 2

on Tue Jan 23 2018, 08:07
24 th January 1908

The first boy scout troop is organised in
England by Robert Baden - Powell


http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Boy_Scout
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on Wed Jan 24 2018, 09:28
Sorry about this folks my device keeps throwing
a wobbly the above post is todays the 24 th January
this below is Yesterdays the 23 rd January scratch

23 rd January 1570

James Stewart , first Earl of Moray , Regent for
the infant King James V1 of Scotland , is
assassinated by firearm . This is the first recorded
instance of such


http://todayinbritishhistory.com/2014/01/james-stewart-1st-earl-of-moray-assassinated-23-january-1570/
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on Thu Jan 25 2018, 08:14
25 th January 1765

Port Egmont , the first British settlement in the
Falkland Islands at the Southern tip of South America
is founded


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Egmont
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on Fri Jan 26 2018, 08:09
26 th January 1905

John Logie Baird makes the first demonstration
of the television


http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/baird_logie.shtml
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on Sat Jan 27 2018, 08:30
27 th January 1606

The gunpowder plot :
The trial of Guy Fawkes and
other conspirators begins ending with their execution
on January 31 st


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Re: Today in History 2

on Sun Jan 28 2018, 09:18
28 th January 1986

Space shuttle programme STS - 51 -L mission :
Space
shuttle Challenger explodes after lift off killing all seven
astronauts on board


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/28/newsid_2506000/2506161.stm
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Re: Today in History 2

on Sun Jan 28 2018, 13:36
60 Years ago today we learned to wear something on our feet whilst walking about the house as we learned the perils of Lego
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Re: Today in History 2

on Mon Jan 29 2018, 08:02
29 th January 1790

The first boat specialising as a lifeboat is
tested on the river Tyneside


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifeboat_(rescue)
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on Tue Jan 30 2018, 07:55
30 th January 1661

Oliver Cromwell Lord Protecter of the Commonwealth
of England is ritually executed more than two years after
his death , on the 12th anniversary of the execution of the
Monarch he himself deposed


https://www.historyandheadlines.com/january-30-1661-cromwell-executed-two-years-death/
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